December 8, 2015

Resources

 

WEBSITES

 

College of Optometrists in Vision Development

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

COVD is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. COVD was established in 1971 and provides board certification for optometrists and vision therapists.

 

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

NORA is an international diverse group of professionals dedicated to advancing the art and science of rehabilitation of the neurologically and cognitively impaired population and their families. Membership consists of professionals who recognize the crucial role of vision in human performance. NORA emphasizes treatment modalities designed to optimize visual-motor, visual-perceptual and visual information processing dysfunction in the neurologically affected person.

 

Optometric Extension Program Foundation

The Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF)

OEPF is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of optometry through collecting and disseminating information on vision and the visual process.

 

American Optometric Association

American Optometric Association (AOA)

The AOA represents approximately 39,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians.

 

 

Parents Active for Vision Education

Parents Active for Vision Education (PAVE)

P.A.V.E. is a national non-profit education resource and support organization whose mission is to increase public awareness of the vital relationship between vision and achievement.

 

BOOKS 

 

 

Cover of Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. HanscomBalanced and Barefoot - Angela J. Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L

An eye-opening book that emphasizes the importance of children engaging in outdoor play and all of the sensory experiences nature has to offer. Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook, Angela Hanscom provides years of experience and insight into the motor, cognitive, and sensory benefits of unstructured play. This book offers a refreshing approach to exposing our kids with rich opportunities for creative development and engagement in the simple joy of nature. Check out our podcast with her!

 

Fixing My Gaze - Susan R. BarryFixing My Gaze

Written by neuroscientist Susan R. Barry, this book provides a detailed description of her journey to achieve three dimensional stereovision after participating in vision therapy treatment at the age of 48. The combination of her neuroscience background and her own personal struggle with strabismus provides great insight and is a wonderful resource for anyone affected by strabismus.

 

Ghost In My Brain - Clark Elliott, PhD

The Ghost In My Brain - Clark Elliott, Ph.D.

An insightful account of the experiences faced by professor Clark Elliott, Ph.D. through his long recovery from a traumatic brain injury. This book provides a great understanding of the struggles faced by individuals who have suffered a concussion and is a wonderful read for any professionals, family members, or individuals affected by a TBI. Highlighted in his story is the positive impact that neuro-optometric rehab had in his recovery and how this treatment helped restore his visual system and regain his personal and professional life. Check out our podcast with him.

 

The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning by Wendy Beth Rosen

The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning: Why Millions of Learning-Disabled Children Are Misdiagnosed - Wendy Beth Rosen

Written by an education consultant specializing in vision-related learning problems, metacognition, and environmental education Wendy Beth Rosen brings to light the crucial connection between our visual system and learning. As a certified early childhood educator and elementary teacher, Wendy discusses the underlying complex visual skills that, when not functioning properly, can result in learning-related difficulties that often mimic other conditions. This book provides the knowledge to better understand the more than two dozen visual skills that are involved in the learning process and how their dysfunction can impact a child's success in, as well as outside of, the classroom. Check out our podcast interview with Wendy.

 

See It Say It Do It

See It. Say It. Do It! - Dr. Lynn Hellerstein

A wonderful resource for educators, parents, and professionals that offers tools and strategies to improve visual skills needed for everyday activities. Provides a variety of fun games and approaches to enhance the development of visual skills needed for reading, writing, and playing sports.

 

When Your Child Struggles

When Your Child Struggles: The Myths of 20/20 Vision - Dr. David Cook

A great resource for parents and teachers! This book clearly outlines the visual skills required, beyond having 20/20 vision, for success in the classroom. It provides readers with an understanding of the important role vision plays in learning and the difficulties that can arise from impairments in these visual skills.